Hand-hewn dock makes a rustic addition to Watts Bar Lake

Jason Varney and family, owners of Dock & Deck, are proud to showcase their work, whether on the pages of a magazine or on DIY Network’s show “Docked Out.” They work together to create one-of-a-kind designs for their clients who enjoy lake living in the surrounding area. While the style of each deck or dock they build suits the specific needs of their clients, this Timber Frame dock on Watts Bar Lake stands out for its rustic materials designed to complement the surrounding area and provide an aesthetically pleasing fixture along the banks.

The frame consists of hand-hewn Douglas Fir beams, while the walls are constructed of reclaimed wood from a barn previously built on the property. The decking is pressure-treated 2-by-6 boards and the lifetime boat lifts are framed in to hide the aluminum. The flagstone stairs, walkway and surrounding patios were built by Stuart Row Landscapes.

Like the buttressing in a cathedral, the structure of the dock draws the eye upward, where a true appreciation for the construction can be enjoyed. Corten metal accents and LED lighting continue the rustic theme of blending into the lake’s edge. Simplicity is essential as to not distract from the unique craftsmanship of the structure. 

Dock & Deck, 102 Chaho Road, (865) 765-3625, DockAndDeck.com